Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, Wallis and Futuna are a French territory strongly protected by Tuvalu and Tonga on two sides and often overshadowed by the magnificence of the Fiji islands. Even though they are French islands, they still do not belong to the French Polynesia. There are three volcanic tropical islands here and the number of uninhabited islands offering you nature at its purest form. There are a number of tiny islets split into two major islands. Even though this place is extremely under rated, it is still definitely worth visiting to once for every travel enthusiast.
Passport holders of any country that comes under the European Union (including Metropolitan France), Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, and Switzerland can stay visa free for as long as they like, as far as they have their national identity card.
Nationals of the following nations can stay visa free for up to 90 days-Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela. Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Serbia – can stay visa free for up to 90 days as far as they possess a biometric passport.
When to go
The best time to visit Wallis and Futuna is from June to August, with the temperatures being the most pleasant. The flights are almost always expensive but you are sure to get great deals on accommodation prices.
Destinations to cover
While drawing out your Wallis and Futuna travel guide, remember to include all the 15 uninhabited islands around Wallis Islands. The Futuna Islands and the Alofi Islands are extremely beautiful as well. Visit Mata Utu and Leava to get a complete experience.
Get in and around
If you are thinking of how to reach Wallis and Futuna, then you can enter by either the Uvea airport of the Futuna airport. You can also enter via boat from Mata-Utu situated on Uvea. There is no public transport here, so getting around on foot is your best bet. The internal islands are well connected.
Hotels and Food
There are plenty of mid range accommodation options available but it is highly advisable that you book them well in advance as they get sold out really easily. There are hardly any options available for vegans but you should definitely try out the amazing sea food delicacies prepared here.